Astronomers are one step closer to finding out if alien life exists with the discovery of seven, Earth-like planets on Wednesday.
What’s more, three of these ‘exoplanets’ or planets outside our solar system, might have conditions that support life.
The seven planets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1, 40 light years away from Earth and located in the constellation Aquarius.
The discovery significantly raised prospects of finding a second Earth, NASA chief scientist Thomas Zurbuchen said at a news conference.
Take a look at the video created by NASA that shows us the universe may be a little less lonely than we first thought.